You’ve seen the news. New concerns over data security pop up regularly, and crypto-ransomware studies confirm that IT decision makers are highly concerned about hostage files.
But you can get employees back to work almost immediately when ransomware strikes and eliminate the most costly impact: downtime.
Advantage #2: Instant rollback and immediate access to hostage files
6 tips to ensure your users never lose another file:
1. Be prepared
While many businesses have emergency plans for
natural disasters, power outages or other disruptions,
fewer have “e-crisis” responses for cyber threats. To
protect your organization from attack, create a business
continuity plan that includes Secure Backup & Sync in advance to
shield your files, help contain the damage and limit the
cost of lost sales, angry customers and bad PR.
2. Contain any outbreak immediately
As soon as you recognize there is an outbreak, remove
any affected devices from the network so they cannot
exploit an internet connection to infect others, or worse,
send information back to the hackers. Shut down the
network if you have to, then determine the scope of the
infection, including source, type, number impacted and
how much data is at risk. Once you have a handle on it,
it’s also time to consider contacting law enforcement.
3. Instantly roll back to clean files
Secure Backup & Sync files are backed up and synced in real time
so they stay up-to-date whenever a change is made
and can easily be restored to any previous versions.
Leveraging its administrator controls on an uninfected
computer, IT can complete a mass rollback of users’
files and folders to the moment in time just before the
BONUS: This means there is no
reason to ever pay a ransom demand.
Secure Backup & Sync is an easy-to-use file management service, which also helps secure and manage your critical business data. Secure Backup & Sync enhances traditional file sync and share by adding real-time backup and restore capabilities. It integrates with Exchange, Office 365, Outlook, Office and existing file servers and is backed by phone support and 99.999% uptime SLA.
4. Get users back to work on alternate devices
With Secure Backup & Sync, files are accessible from virtually
any device and browser so productivity can resume
immediately after rollback, and the outbreak becomes
just a mild disruption instead of a major disaster.
5. Rebuild the original machine(s)
The best practice to remove malware completely is to
do a NIST secure wipe or replace the hard drive and
install a fresh image of Windows. Secure Backup & Sync can then
restore and sync files and folders, including any edits
users make while on alternate devices.
6. Reassess your protection plan
Once order is restored, conduct a postmortem and roll
out any necessary updates to your business continuity
plan. Be sure to include end-user education/training
to make sure everyone understands what caused the
infection and how to avoid having it happen again.